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Guitars & Violins And New Music

Jazz Unlimited for December 26, 2014 will be “Guitars & Violins and New Music.”  Violins have been a part of jazz since the beginning.  Photographic evidence suggests that early jazz combos that had front lines of trumpet, trombone and violin or trumpet, clarinet and violin were more prevalent than those that had front lines of trumpet, trombone and clarinet.  The January “Keys and Strings Hour” will showcase groups containing violins and guitars including the Joe Venuti-Eddie Lang duo, the Stuff Smith Quintet with Oscar Peterson and Barney Kessel, the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, the String Trio of New York, the Oscar Aleman sextet, Swing DeVille, Jim Hall and the Kronos Quartet, the Stuff Smith Quartet with Charles Fox and Wendell Marshall and Regina Carter’s Reverse Thread.  The New music for January will include recordings by Dave Liebman, Hiromi, Rene Marie, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Tom Harrell, the Steve Lacy Roswell Rudd Quartet and the Mark Dresser Quintet.

The Slide Show has my pictures of some of the artists heard on tonight's show.

This Archive of the show will be available until the morning of February 3, 2014.

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Jazz Unlimited 1/26/14 Hour 2 Archive
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Jazz Unlimited 1/26/14 Hour 3 Archive

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Dennis Owsley has broadcast a weekly jazz show for St. Louis Public Radio since April 1983. He holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and is a retired Monsanto Senior Science Fellow and college teacher. His show, Jazz Unlimited, airs every Sunday from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. The show has the largest jazz audience in St. Louis and was named Best Jazz Radio Show in St. Louis for the years 2005-2007 and 2009 by the Riverfront Times. In celebration of his 25 years on the air, January 24, 2008 was proclaimed Dennis Owsley Day" in the City of St. Louis. He is the 2010 winner of the St. Louis Public Radio Millard S. Cohen Lifetime Achievement Award. Dennis is also a noted photographer, and his exhibit, In the Moment: Photographs of Jazz Musicians, ran from September 23, 2005 to January 21, 2006 at the Sheldon Art Gallery. He is a lifetime student of jazz history and teaches short courses on the subject. Dennis is the author of the award-winning book City of Gabriels: The History of Jazz in St. Louis 1985-1973, published in 2006.

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